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Review | The Enchantress Returns

The Enchantress Returns

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After decades of hiding, the evil Enchantress who cursed Sleeping Beauty is back with a vengeance.

Alex and Conner Bailey have not been back to the magical Land of Stories since their adventures in The Wishing Spell ended. But one night, they learn the famed Enchantress has kidnapped their mother! Against the will of their grandmother, the twins must find their own way into the Land of Stories to rescue their mother and save the fairy tale world from the greatest threat it’s ever faced.

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Hott Review:

The Enchantress Returns is packed cover-to-cover with every bit of Adventure that could possibly happen in the Land of Stories. I devoured every word and couldn’t stop thinking about the story when I couldn’t read. It was so much fun to get to Know Jack, Goldilocks, Red, Froggy, and, of course, Alex and Conner much better. Getting to know Dr. Bob was great fun as well.

While I know the books in the Land of Stories series are built around the fairy tales there were times that I felt like I was living through the original taless again. The enchantress very much reminded me of the Witch in The Magician’s Nephew comma perhaps she was part of his inspiration.

One of the best aspects of The Enchantress Returns is that many of the characters and Side Stories come from fairy tales that aren’t quite as widely known but are Great reminders of the books I used to read.

With the exception of a few words I’d prefer the younger ones not read, there was very little to limit the age restrictions in The Enchantress Returns . Overall the story is good for just about everyone. I know my daughter will take exception to the fact that the Lord’s name is used in vain and there are one or two less than proper words in there.

I’d love to see this made into a movie!! I actually think I liked it better than the first novel.

(FYI – I cried through the entire last chapter. You may want to read this at home… )

Check out my kindle notes for some of my favorite passages.


“Having something worth telling and a passion to tell it are what make you a good writer,” Mrs. Peters said. “I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read novels or articles that used complicated words and witty wordplay to cover up the fact that they had absolutely no story to tell. A good story should be enjoyed; sometimes simplicity can go a long way.”


Author: Chris Colfer
Source: I purchased The Wishing Spell May 28, 2016 when it was on sale for $2.
Publisher & Date: July 17th 2012 by Little, Brown Young Readers
Genre: Middle-Grade/Children’s Fantasy/Adventure
ISBN: 0316201545 (ISBN13: 9780316201544)
Pages: 535
Grade: A+
Ages: 13+
Steam: PG | There are some words & phrases that may not be appropriate for all audiences.
Series: The Land of Stories #2
The Wishing Spell
The Wishing Spell
The Enchantress Returns
The Enchantress Returns
A Grimm Warning
A Grimm Warning
Beyond the Kingdoms
Beyond the Kingdoms
An Author's Odyssey
An Author’s Odyssey

Author Bio:

Chris Colfer Chris Colfer is an Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actor best-known for his portrayal of Kurt Hummel on the FOX television series “Glee”.

He is also a New York Times bestselling author whose books include the first three novels in the “Land of Stories” series (“The Wishing Spell”, “The Enchantress Returns” and “A Grimm Warning”) as well as “Struck By Lightning: The Carson Philips Journal” which is a novelization based on the script he wrote for the film “Struck By Lighting” (Colfer also co-produced and starred in that movie)

Websites & Links: author's website author's twitter


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5 thoughts on “Review | The Enchantress Returns

  1. Wow! This looks really cool!
    Oh my gosh!!!! I didn’t realize who the author was! LOL – Huge fan.
    I am totes playing the “fan girl” right now!

    Gorgeous cover BTW!
    Great review, thanks! Going on the ever so long wish list!

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